Taylor first revealed she was cutting her hair on Feb. 11 via an Instagram video and the results were amazing! We know the real reason why she decided to chop it all off - find out below!

Taylor Swift, 24, sat in a chair smiling while almost 30 friends and family watched her cut her hair backstage after a London concert on Feb. 11. Her haircut has been very well received but why did she do it? We're spilling on her thought process below!

Why Did Taylor Swift Cut Her Hair Short? - Reason Behind The Big Chop

A source close to Taylor told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY: "Taylor had hair extensions to make her hair thicker but the extensions were starting to damage her hair. She was tired of stressing about it, so she chopped it - that way she doesn't need the extensions anymore, it's thick and healthy all on its own."

It's true that almost every star in Hollywood has extensions. Whether they are looking for volume, length or dimension, extensions can solve any hair woe! It also allows them to switch styles effortlessly.

Some extensions attach to your natural hair, but they can pull and damage your hair depending on the length and thickness. That may have been what Taylor was experiencing.

For a more temporary look that won't damage your strands, you can easily clip in extensions like this Hair2Wear piece from the Christie Brinkley Collection. It comes in 11 colors so you can match your hair perfectly!

Either way, we love Taylor's hair - it looks so adorable on her!

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